Practice Reports NHK Trophy
Practice won't start for another couple of hours; it's only about 5 am in Japan
Originally Posted by CARA
I mis-calcurated the time difference. Guess I've been living in the US for too long...
Originally Posted by mousepotato
Constable , Costume Police
Early dance practice is over..any word ?
Live practice report.
But you got to read Japanese.
1The group 1 entered the rink for 6 min practice. Group 1 Kozuka, Machida, Takahashi, Tomash, Samuel.
well, That's about it now.
Order of music: Machida, Takahahi, Berner, Contesti,Kozuka. Takahashi, Kozuka will practice short,oghers long.
Machida with music.---Beauriful 3a
It stopped again. I got to go now. Can anybody else continue to translate?
Thanks for the link, genki!
I will just use google translate on the page and refresh every 5 minutes or so even if the translation is quite off sometimes.
I understand Japanese. I don't mind translating.
Takahashi's music has started. He didn't do much in the beginning. He landed beautiful triple axel and triple flip. Step sequence - He tripped up a bit, but the rest of his step sequence was quite dynamic.
His FD music is constructed with Sing, Sing, Sing, La Vie en Rose, and coming back to Sing, Sing, Sing. He had a bit of trouble with jumps; he doubled many of his jumps. He, did, however, finished his practice session strongly.
Just like Takahashi, he did not skate his FD with all the choreographic sequences, but hie jumps looked decent.
He doubled his opening quad. He put both his hands as he landed the triple axel. Kozuka ran though his entire FD, but his difficulty with jump continued as he fell on another triple axel he attempted at the latter half of his program.
Last edited by CARA; 11-10-2011 at 12:21 AM.
Thank you genki for the link and CARA for the translation! What does it say about Kozuka? Seems from google translate that he also had not a very good run-through.
^ See above. I just added Kozuka. Onto the second warm-up group.
During the remaining 5 minutes practice after completion of all skaters, Takahashi continued practicing quad. toe loop. Unfortunately all his landings were double-footed. Takahashi then attempted quad flip several times. All of them also landed double-footed except the last jump, which seemed decent.
The second warm-up group:
The first music to be played was that of Ross Miners. He run through his short and nailed all his jumping paths!
He skated his FD, Carmen. He doubled his initial quad, then he abbrreviated the latter half of his program.
Menshov chose to skate his FD. His music comsists of "Battle Without Honour or Humanity" from the Kill Bill soundtrack to "Claire de Lune," & coming back to Kill Bill's.
Holy cow - what a combination (Ok, this is not part of the translation - it's my impression!) Anyway, the Japanese commentator apparently thought that menshov had an interesting music combination, too. His jumps looked Ok, if not half-hearted.
Last edited by CARA; 11-10-2011 at 12:42 AM.